Warts are a virus that is easily spread by touching things and/or sharing towels, etc. The virus can enter skin through tiny (or not so tiny) cuts on the skin and kids who bite their nails, don’t wash hands thoroughly often enough are most susceptible. Warts can take 6 mos. to 2 yrs to go away on their own. The viruses that cause warts are passed from person to person by close physical contact or from a surface that a person with a wart touches, like a bathmat or a shower floor. A tiny cut or scratch can make any area of skin more vulnerable to warts. Also, picking at a wart can spread warts to other parts of the body.
I would say these would be in order…
- Wash hands with Thieves Foaming Hand Soap at home at least 4x a day.
- Thieves Waterless Hand Sanitizer (send each kid to school with a bottle).
- Each kid has their own towel.
- Use Thieves Household Cleaner for cleaning all surfaces around the home (it’s all-purpose so you can use it in place of all other cleaners, it’s cheaper in the long run compared to store bought cleaning products too, especially if you buy the 64oz. size). Thieves Cleaner can also be used in place of laundry detergent (use 1-2 capfuls per load, no laundry detergent or other products. Note: Thieves Cleaner will not make suds because it does not contain Sodium laurel sulfate (SLS) (which is the ingredient that makes ALL of the products we buy sudsy (it’s also toxic), just know that it is cleaning thoroughly.
- I would also apply a few drops of the essential oil blend Melrose to the location, Melrose is good for warts and healing skin conditions.
- I would add several drops of Clove, Lemongrass or Australian Blue essential oil to my Thieves Foaming Soap and Waterless Hand Purifier, Lemongrass is known for it’s anti-viral properties.
- Don’t scrape or pick at the warts while waiting for them to go away as this will only prolong the issue, spread the virus, or complicate the matter.
Also make sure that your child:
- soaks the wart in warm water and removes dead skin on the surface of the wart with an emery board (that’s never going to be used for nails) before applying any remedy. Be careful not to file into it.
- keeps the area of the wart covered while the remedy works
- knows not to rub, scratch, or pick at it to avoid spreading the virus to another part of the body or causing the wart to become infected.
Call your doctor if:
- you have a young child or infant with a wart anywhere on the body
- your child (of any age) has a wart on the face, genitals, or rectum
Also call the doctor if a wart or surrounding skin is:
- oozing pus
“My son had a really big wart on his hand and I started using Lavender and Melrose and it seemed to help. Then I decided to try something new. I used Melrose, Purification, Thieves, Clove—one drop each—and rubbed them in one by one, and within a few days the wart was gone. I was so impressed and happy!” ~ Caroline R.
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“My 9 year old son, at the time of removal, had a seed wart located on his right hand, inside his index finger probably the size in diameter of an eraser tip. Being right handed, as you can image made it difficult to write, not to mention that the wart hurt. We had a scheduled appointment with his pediatrician, and during this visit I ask that she have the wart removed, the process of removal, freezing. Needless to say the removal process was both painful and would take at least two more visit s for complete removal, at $120.00 each. When we got in the car my son had been crying quietly and looked at me and said, no more please! At this point we both agreed we would find and more gentle method of removal. When we got home I started a procedure of applying Tea Tree Oil to the wart, three times a day, covering during the day and airing at night for two weeks.
The evening application of tea tree oil was applied after he had bathed and the wart was both soft and porous, allowing for grater absorption. On the third week we applied Frankincense three times a day, same procedure covering during the day, and allowing it to breath during the nights rest for one week. Within a three week period the wart was removed and has not returned. Connor is now 11 yrs. of age. Please note prior to applying the oil treatment each time, you must file/scrape the surface of the wart with an emery board before applying oils. The wart surface will be porous and soft after being covered all day, and after bathing in the evening.” ~ D.W.
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“Think of warts in terms of a virus and use oils that are effective at repelling them. I had fantastic success using Longevity oil in capsules – I applied nothing at all topically – I had probably 20 plantar’s warts on my heel that had been both burned and frozen off only to return in greater numbers. After two weeks of using Longevity, I noticed while showering one morning that my heel was completely normal – the skin very pink and smooth. It’s one of the (many) experiences I’ve had that sold me on the power of the oils. I’d had this situation with my heel for about 10 years and it completely resolved and healed in two weeks ! Hope this helps!” ~ Kathie
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“I have to share with you that Ravensara completely destroyed the wart virus on Nikole’s foot. She had been using several other oils and they just weren’t getting the job done, but then we started using the Ravensara [topically, a drop or two at a time] faithfully three times a day and within two weeks, all three warts died and fell off. We could see that even the root came out as it left a tiny hole in her foot to heal. That’s amazing.” ~ Deena
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“I’ve had lots of reports of Oregano being helpful for warts as well, and I’ve used it successfully myself for this purpose. On a wart I had a few years ago, I simply put a drop of Oregano once a day for a week on the wart, neat, and then I forgot about it. A few weeks later it dropped off! Amazing! However, I also have a word of caution about Oregano, because it’s a very hot oil and can irritate tender skin… have vegetable oil (like Young Living’s V-6) on hand in case it’s needed. About 8 years ago my husband Noel was suffering from very frequent cold sores. I knew that Oregano was highly anti-viral, so I decided to give it a try. I very carefully put a drop of Oregano oil just on the cold sore itself, using a Q-tip. A day later, I was so impressed by how dry it had become, that I decided to reapply. This time I was less careful, and got some of the Oregano on the surrounding skin. Not only did it burn, but it created a “crater” in Noel’s lip that took 3 weeks to heal. That’s one of my bloopers with the oils! However, he’s never since had a full cold sore develop. He does get twinges occasionally, but it never comes on.” ~ Artemis
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“I have to share my testimony with you and all my “oiler friends”. It all started with a wart on my finger, then I hatched another one and they just kept coming (last count was 14 of various sizes). I used every oil I found in testimonies with no luck. I gave up and went to the Dr. and they froze them all, over and over for about six weeks and they seemed to be disappearing only to return. Needless to say, I stopped the trips to the Dr and did nothing until I healed from the freeze treatments. It wasn’t long and some of the warts were back with a vengeance! So I decided to try Purification all by it’s self.
I dropped it on straight and rubbed it in, next I covered it with black electrician tape, then removed the tape the next morning.
Just two applications, one each night, on the “Biggest” one and it was about half it’s size so I knew I was onto a cure. It’s been about a month since I started the purification and they are all gone but one. It seems to be more difficult because it’s always hard on top like a callous but I’m not giving up! I love my oils…I tell my friends, I will give up food before I will give up my YL oils! One Happy Oiler.” ~ BJ
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Oregano Oil Didn’t Work on a Wart
I am wondering what anyone has to say about warts that don’t respond to Oregano. I’ve been applying Oregano once a day (before bed) on my husband’s’ wart on his leg and it has just dried out a little. That’s all. Any insight would be great! Thanks! Carla.
Dear Carla, I ran into the same problem a few years ago with my daughter-in-law. She had already had a wart ‘cut out’ by her physician when she called me to ask for help when it grew back and was REALLY bothering her. I suggested oregano covered with Animal Scents Ointment and band-aid (for during the day at work) and I suggested she change the band-aid (applying oregano again) at noon and again at home in the evening (3 times a day). When I called a few days later (expecting the wart to be changing/falling off/turning black or SOMETHING by then)–she reported no change.
I suggested that she try the same thing with thyme and that she should notice some change within 24 hours. Next day—nothing. So I suggested that before we go for the ‘big gun’, meaning Melissa (which is more expensive) that she try Mt. Savory (which I took over to her). Bless her heart, she kept going.
The NEXT day she called and said that the wart was turning black and seemed to be growing. A few days later (she was consistent with using the Mt. Savory and Animal Scents Ointment), it fell off but ‘new, pink skin’ didn’t seem to be there yet. I suggested she continue with the Mt. Savory etc.
Longer story short–that wart grew back and fell off 3 more times before it fell off leaving brand new skin and NO scar (even the one she had from the ‘surgery’ to cut it out). You can’t see where it was and it has never returned even 3 years later.
All of those oils are anti-viral oils. Perhaps they may be more specific to some viruses? I just know that the oregano and the thyme were not changing anything very quickly, but the Mt. Savory showed results in less than 24 hours. Was it the combination? Was it that the others would have worked, also, only more slowly? I don’t know those answers. But whatever the cause was, it was finally overwhelmed by the Mt. Savory. So perhaps you might try the antiviral oils one at a time until you see results. At least this is what worked for my daughter-in-law’s wart. Hope all this helps you,” ~ Annette K.
Notes From the 2010 Melissa Harvest at the Young Living Farm…
A little about Melissa (Melissa officinalis): It is also known as Lemon Balm. It is delicate & feminine and grows into large bush-like plants with a lemony fragrance. Properties of the oil are: POWERFUL antiviral. Anciently, Melissa was used for nervous disorders and many different ailments dealing with the heart or the emotions. Dr. Dietrich Wabner, a professor at the Technical University of Munich, reported that a onetime application of true Melissa oil led to the complete remission of Herpes Simplex lesions. Today, Melissa is the most potent anti-viral substance known. It helps:
It has an extremely powerful antihistamine action and is helpful for: Asthma and Bronchitis
It is also good for allergy relief. You can use Ocotea & Basil too, if you can’t afford Melissa [Ocotea is on special during the month of June].
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